Sunday, March 3, 2013

Oh joy. The Kochs are starting 2 more ALECs

We learn from National Public Radio that the Benedict Arnold Koch brothers are doubling down in their campaign to destroy the American middle class:
In this political off-season, two new Koch groups are ramping up. 

The Association for American Innovation is set up as a business league. There are indications it will promote free-market bills in state legislatures, much as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) does now. 

American Commitment, another social welfare group, aims to carve out a messaging niche in between think tanks like the Cato Institute, where Koch allies sit on the board, and front-line groups like AFP.
You would think they'd be satisfied with the damage wreaked by ALEC, their dating service for corporations and state lawmakers. Then again, those greedy billionaires can never get enough.

(P.S. Here's a news flash for NPR: There's nothing "free-market" about bills that interfere with employees' relationships with their employers, as ALEC's No Rights At Work and paycheck deception bills do.)